Employment at Azalea Mountain School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with its booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! Azalea Mountain School is enjoying its sixth school year with an enrollment of 114 children and is growing rapidly.

We offer parent-child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Fifth Grades, and have a cohesive Faculty supported by a School Administrator, Faculty Coordinator, and active Board. Located currently in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property, we are at the exciting stage of planning for the future and the space(s) to meet our growth. As an integral part of our program, the Grades classes spend every other Friday on nature immersion field trips. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy, festival celebrations, various Waldorf- based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families.

 

We are currently hiring:

 Morning Garden Teacher (Parent-Child Class) 

Azalea Mountain School is now accepting applications for a part-time Parent-Child (Morning Garden) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The Morning Garden class is currently held on Friday mornings with a possibility of adding more classes as space/time allows. This teacher is responsible to lead and run a program for young children (6 weeks-31/2 years) and their parents/caretakers.  The successful applicant will have a background in Waldorf Education with a deep understanding and reverence for the special needs of the young child.  This person should enjoy working with children as well as adults and serve as a guide to facilitate the transition from home life into the life of being in a school community dedicated to Waldorf Education. The duties of this teacher include:

*Welcoming new and returning families to our Azalea Mountain School and to the Morning Garden program.

*Providing a safe, structured, nurturing and supportive environment where children and parents can grow and learn.

*Providing an opportunity for parents to participate in the making of simple, yet beautiful crafts that can serve as inspiration at home with their children.

*Leading a seasonal circle that invites wonder and engages the children and parents through song, rhyme, finger-plays and a connection to the natural world.

*Providing a warm, wholesome snack to nourish all participants.

*Offering of puppetry and storytelling that is engaging for all.

*Providing an opportunity for guided discussion related to hand outs or a chosen book that is related to the Waldorf style of parenting and working with very young children.

*Planning for and purchasing needed supplies and food stuffs to remain within given budget

*Caring for the materials and physical space (the class is held in one of our nursery or kindergarten classrooms)

*Working with an assistant teacher, who will be available to support in the Lead teacher in tasks such as snack preparation, care of the space, and guidance of the class

*Attending two faculty meetings (paid) per month

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

 

 

Business Manager 

Azalea Mountain School is searching for a Business Manager. This position would work directly with the School Administrator. Accountabilities of this role will include:

  • 10 hour of work per week; with potential to grow
  • Budget reporting and analysis
  • Developing reports to share with the teachers
  • Creating financial policies to be approved by the Board
  • Implementing processes of spending
  • Overseeing day-to-day operational oversight of finances
  • Making financial decisions for the school
  • Participating in Financial Aid conversations
  • Maintaining the bookkeeping duties
  • Maintaining the bookkeeping duties

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806